This is a wonderful Mexican dish.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Steam asparagus and cauliflower about 10 minutes. Remove to a bowl, and stir in celery; set aside.

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  • Place into a blender the kidney beans, hazelnuts, dill, basil, and garlic. Pour in oil, and season with chili powder, celery seed, and salt. Puree until smooth. Pour sauce over asparagus mixture. Serve at room temperature.

Nutrition Facts

166.8 calories; 4.1 g protein; 8.3 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 363.2 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (9)

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Rating: 4 stars
03/26/2005
Looking at the recipe ingredients it didn't look like things that should go together well however it all comes together very well. Excellent taste great use of vegetables. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 7
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Rating: 4 stars
03/26/2005
Looking at the recipe ingredients it didn't look like things that should go together well however it all comes together very well. Excellent taste great use of vegetables. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/26/2005
Looking at the recipe ingredients it didn't look like things that should go together well however it all comes together very well. Excellent taste great use of vegetables. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/14/2009
This was really tasty. I changed the proportions of a lot of the ingredients - more asparagus 4 cups of cauliflower and 1/4 cup of hazelnuts. I alos used a splash of chicken stock instead of the oil to reduce the calories a bit. There was plenty of sauce and it's always good for me to get in more veggies. I'll def make this again as a mexican veggie side dish. I served mine warm. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/06/2011
I've made this twice now. When I first tried it I wasn't sure if I liked it or not but the more I ate the more it grew on me. Make sure to chop the nuts before putting in the blender; the blender doesn't like chopping them from whole. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/22/2007
Thought the combination of ingredients sounded different and was happily surprised. Good addition to any Mexican meal! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/01/2017
I wondered why there was no picture on this recipe. It looks like vomit over veggies. I didn't have hazelnuts so I used almonds. It was pretty good I would make it again but use less dill; it was a bit overpowering. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/24/2019
I modified this for a toddler "Dragons Love Tacos" lunch. I used one chopped red pepper 12 ounces of frozen cauliflower florets and one can drained and rinsed of black beans. I sauteed the red pepper and cauliflower in olive oil until the cauliflower was tender. I sprinkled a small amount of chili powder and a small amount of onion powder on the vegetables and added the black beans. I continued sauteing everything for about 3 minutes. I pulsed the sauteed vegetables in a cuisinart until everything was coarsely chopped. I served this with diced tomatoes gouda and mozzarella cheeses and sour cream on warmed tortillas. This is an excellent lunch dish for a toddler and I will definitely make this again. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
01/30/2016
Made this with cabbage to serve with carnitas. Really quite good. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/12/2013
We LOVED this although I did find it necessary to add water to the sauce to make it process and a small food processor is a much better tool than the blender for that part. We left out the celery because my son dislikes celery -- otherwise this is a really interesting and subtle combination of flavors that works very well indeed for a side dish. We used it alongside Black Bean Lasagna also from this site and it was perfect. It works well to make the sauce in advance and microwave it back to warm while steaming the veggies. I used a half head of cauliflower and a bunch of asparagus. Good recipe! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/02/2012
great on top of pasta. or anything!1 Read More